Both Illinois and Federal law give individuals with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. These laws provide people with disabilities in Washington equal opportunities for getting hired and being advanced in ther respective professions. Disability laws make it mandatory for employers to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities so that they can execute their jobs.
Illinois Employment for the Disabled
Discrimination against disabled individuals is illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whether the employer is the government or a private agency. In Illinois, any employer decisions to hire, assign a job position, or issue a promotion can not be based on a person's disability.
Employers in Washington must also provide any special equipment that the disabled person may need for performing duites, so long costs are reasonable. This is in addition to providing equal treatment. Furthermore, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may not discriminate against people based upon their relation to disabled persons with special needs.
When do I need an Attorney in Washington?
Washington has countless lawyers specializing in employment law and persons with disabilities. Consulting with a lawyer beforehand will help you be prepared in the event of unforseen difficulties.